Tiffany Cromwell received a call for the Tokyo Olympics. Cromwell is visibly excited about this opportunity and will also have a captain's role "I'm excited ... We all dream of being at the Olympic Games. The way that I came into the sport was through a talent identification program where the goal was to get riders to Beijing, so it took a bit longer than planned," Cromwell told Cyclingnews.
In addition to her, Spratt, Brown, and Gigante will be at the Olympics. Cromwell will have a responsible role and she will be the biggest support and motivation for other cyclists. She is aware that their team is talented and with her experience and knowledge she will be of great help to others "It's an exciting team.
We have big talent, and it's a mix of youth and experience," said Cromwell. "For me, it's about being there as a road captain and being there as far as I can to support the team and keep them out of trouble.
I believe that we can do good things together and I'm excited to be part of it. "I'm a lot more comfortable than what I used to be in a leadership role. It's a massive honour to be put in that position and have the trust and belief in you to be able to do it.
Cromwell believes that they have a strong team and that they will be able to bring the success that Australia expects. There will be no radios during the race, and just then they will have to show calmness and knowledge "At a championship event where we don't have radios, it's important to have someone who can make quick decisions.
I believe we have a strong group of riders, tactically, but to have someone who can be calm and guide, which is what I think I bring to a captain's role." Although she lost the chance to participate in the previous 3 Olympics, she showed that persistence still pays off, although Tiffany did not expect such an outcome at the beginning of the year.
"If you had asked me at the start of the year, I had written myself off of the Olympic Games. That gives you an indication of how I felt then." "It wasn't a complete surprise toward the end. I realised I had a chance after a good spring season of racing when I had more communication from the national team," Cromwell said.